Can they eat bfast at school? We put things like half bagel, english muffin, cereal (my kids eat it dry), yogurt (you could do those gogurts) and fruit...kind of mix it up and then put a small reusable bottle of milk. Good luck! I hope you find something to make their morning routnees better.
Also, have you tried talking to them about the seriousness of them getting up and ready each morning? Try doinging this in the evenings when they are alert and awake, not the best time to lecture in the morning.View Thread
Have you read the book Raising a Spirit Child? That could help. The herbal stuff will take a little while before you see a change, so hang in there. Do you play any calming music or have a night light in his room? These things might help to comfort him when he wakes up.View Thread
I'm assuming the 4 yr old goes to daycare and does your older one have some kind of care before school? I love that you make them a hot breakfast but if they are going to daycare, can't you just pack them something? It seems to me that the sitting down to eat is causing some issues, like it allows them to just sit instead of getting themselves moving. Here is our morning for a 4 and 1 yr old. We watch them up around 6:15 for diaper change/potty. Then the oldest picks out her clothes and we change the little one. After that, they both come into the bathroom and I take turns brushing teeth and doing hair. As I finish up on one child, my husband puts shoes/coat on the other. Then I help the other one with this task. We grab their breakfast bags and our lunch boxes and out the door we go (6:40). If you have the option of them eating bfast somewhere else, it would cut back on the time you need for them to get ready in the morning. They are older too, so I would do some kind of reward chart or punishment at the end of the day if they can't get themselves ready in time. You might have to be a little harder on them at first but after a few weeks of consistent behavior modification it should work.View Thread